Ooooh, in case I forget:
I am going away on my annual roleplaying/boardgaming retreat (the somewhat euphemistically named 'Men's Health Weekend') this Thursday (NZT) and back the following Wednesday.
We've hired a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, but it does have wifi, so I will appear, but only sporadically - due to heavy GMing (Pathfinder instead of Rolemaster this year, after years of lobbying by me!). Feel free to bot Zaz where needed
Many volunteers! as I said, it lasts 4 rounds, and Zaz can ping it off once a round by touching the weapon (or bolt/arrow/whathaveyou). assuming we get a bit of warning, she could start with the frontliners and then go from there. It's half damage vs. incorporeal or full damage if the weapon touched is a magic one. Is Gur staying out of harm's way?
I've put in some info in the recruitment thread for this campaign to get a clearer idea of the setting and flavour.
I should also add, that if I can't garner any interest for FH&W (my preference) or B&T (which would be a very great shame), my arm could be twisted without much difficulty to run the setting for Pathfinder, AD&D 2e, Labyrinth Lord or OSRIC. If using PF, I'd be making considerable use of 3PP stuff, Ultimate Intrigue, Occult & Horror Adventures, background skills from Unchained and - ultimately - the Kingdom building rules from Ultimate Campaign.
As a caveat to that: I've never run PF before (I have played), so it could get messy, until I find my feet.
I'm looking at putting one of these lesser-known - but very good - OSR games through their paces. Both lean towards older styles of play but successfully incorporate mechanics from later editions. My homebrew campaign setting, the New Kingdoms, has been around for a long (long!) time, mostly as a Rolemaster setting. It's straight fantasy set in a world that is slowly, but quite literally, falling to pieces. I'm looking at running a sandbox-style campaign set in a Tsarist Russia-type nation.
GM Nayr wrote:
Are you interested in diving back in, MrA? Either with Zazaria or a new character?
I'd very much like to if everyone is OK with that. If Zazaria yet lives, I can start playing her again. I think/hope life has settled a bit for now. Unfortunately, I can only commit to one campaign for now.
Hmmm...life is stabilising a bit, after some herculean efforts! Family stuff and extra work has thrown me a bit (bizarre injuries to co-workers: one guy fractured his shoulder trying to get a cat out from under a chair). I also burnt my hand (not badly) on a stovetop, ow, duh. My brain is a bit less addled than pre-Christmas, though.
Varinder does not look forward to going insane with you. However, he shall happily chronicle your descent into madness...recording and savouring every symptom...laughing as your pain and despair deepen...ahem...sorry. Varinder has a few problems arising from the past he cannot remember. He is - seemingly - lousy at throwing knives, yet handy withal.